Empty Homes Conference 2018 – 18th October 2018

The 2018 National Empty Homes Conference will be held on Thursday, 18th October 2018. 

And, as always, the programme features a wide range of informative sessions and great speakers.

The Conference will be held at Maple House, in Birmingham.

To make a booking please contact Claire Hope: 
07917 794589



  • 09.00 to 10.00 Registration and breakfast
  • 10.00 to 12.50  Morning Sessions
  • 12.50 to 13.10   Empty Homes Awards
  • 13.10 to 14.05   Lunch
  • 14.05 to 16.45   Afternoon Sessions

No Use Empty will present the Practitioner of the Year Award.





Latest Property Restored – Lynton Parade, Edgar Road, Cliftonville

Lynton Parade, Edgar Road, Cliftonville

This property had been empty for 5 years before the new owners took on the challenge to bring the property back into use with the support of No Use Empty.

Located in the heart of Cliftonville, Margate, the property now provides 4 modern apartments.

If you are looking for your first home, then one of the apartments has just come onto the market.

Neutrally decorated throughout it’s ready for you to put your own stamp on it.


For more details contact Oakwood Homes

Property includes:

  • * 3 Bedrooms including en-suite shower room with master bedroom
  • * 2 Bathrooms
  • * Fully Double Glazed
  • * Full Gas Central Heating
  •    Share of Freehold

Edgar Road – 5 Years Ago. The entire parade has now been regenerated and former empty properties are now back into use and ready for occupation.

UK Housing Awards Winners

Celebrating success – the winners all gathered    at the end of the ceremony for a group photo

No Use Empty (NUE) scooped the award for ‘Outstanding approach to regeneration’ at the UK Housing Awards event at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in central London.

The UK Housing Awards, run by Inside Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing, is the largest and longest running awards in the sector and is now in its third decade.

Steve Grimshaw, NUE Programme Manager and Jackie Gibb, NUE Project Officer were joined by colleagues Stuart White (Dover), Iain Cobby (Folkestone & Hythe),  and Simon Doherty (Gravesham) to collect the award.

Our congratulations go to all those who entered. For more details visit Inside Housing.

Mark Dance, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, KCC said “An incredible achievement! A huge thank you from me on your win as you know I am a great fan of NUE”.

Steve Grimshaw, NUE Programme Manager said “To receive such a prestigious national award for bringing long term empty properties back into use was a huge surprise given the competition. Well done to all those who work in partnership with NUE”.










Bristol adopts Kent’s No Use Empty Campaign

No Use Empty Campaign Now In Bristol and South West England

Politics Show “No Use Empty”

HCA Launches Empty Homes ‘Toolkit’


The toolkit is designed to be useful for a wide range of audiences – from property owners, and concerned neighbours, to council officers and local councillors, who have a front-line role in helping and enabling their communities tackle many of the challenges posed by empty properties. It provides advice and information on all the important aspects of returning an empty home into use.

For more information visit: http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/empty-homes-toolkit?page_id=&page=1

HCA Empty Homes Debate


Tackling empty homes is one of the Coalition Government’s policy priorities. The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) ran an online debate which had the support of the Housing Minister calling for contributions and ideas about how to help bring more private sector homes back into use. A variety of additional topics within the context of the debate were featured on HCA website.

No Use Empty on Tonight (ITV)

As the number of empty properties in the UK is predicted to top one million this year, ITV’s Tonight programme investigated the reasons behind why so many homes lie unused when this country faces an acute housing shortage. No Use Empty was on hand to help show what is being done in Kent to tackle the problem.

Empty Homes Agency (BBC News)


As the government admits its plans for new houses have stalled because of the recession, there are calls to make better use of the thousands of empty homes around the UK.

David Ireland, from the Empty Homes Agency campaign group, said the way housing associations worked 20 years ago, buying and renovating old properties, could help ease the problem.

September 2010

More4 News: Home Alone

As thousands face the repossession of their houses, More4 News discovers new figures show a record number of empty homes, waiting for tenants.